General Assembly Preview
Saturday, December 2, 2017
The Frontier Project  |  Richmond, VA
+ 6 regional locations (see below)
Tickets $15  |  Register today!


In preparation for Virginia’s 2018 General Assembly session, Virginia Conservation Network and its Network partners are convening for a preview of what’s in store for our natural landscapes and resources. Volunteers, board members, and staff of partner organizations — as well as those interested in getting more involved in Virginia’s conservation community — are invited to learn about priority environmental topics and discuss our collective approach to advancing policy in the upcoming legislative session.

Traditionally, this annual event has taken place only in Richmond, VA. In order to better accommodate the vast majority of Virginians who live outside of the region, we are hosting four watch parties across the Commonwealth, in addition to hosting the regular in-person event. The watch party locations include Fredericksburg, Harrisonburg, Reston, Roanoke, Virginia Beach, and Warrenton.

Please note: The Richmond event will take place at The Frontier Project this year — not the Virginia State Capitol  — due to renovations at the General Assembly Building.

Coffee and light breakfast will be served at all locations. All attendees will also receive a copy of the 2018 Environmental Briefing Book, which displays the breadth of conservation issues our community is prioritizing in the coming year. Attendees at all locations will have the opportunity to ask questions at the conclusion of each panel and to participate in the regional breakout about next steps.

Questions? Contact Sheri Wood at admin@vcnva.org or (804) 644-0283.


SCHEDULE

8:30 – 8:50 a.m. Sign-in / light breakfast and coffee

8:50 – 9:00 a.m. Welcome

9:00 – 9:45 a.m. Healthy Rivers panel

9:45 – 10:30 a.m. Green Communities panel

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 – 11:30 a.m. Clean Energy panel

11:30 – 12:00 p.m. Reg Rollbacks

12:00 – 12:05 p.m. Next steps / get involved

12:05 – 12:30 p.m. Regional conversations


RICHMOND IN-PERSON PREVIEW

Hosted by Virginia Conservation Network
The Frontier Project: 3005 West Marshall Street, Richmond, VA 23230

FREDERICKSBURG WATCH PARTY

Hosted by Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR)
FOR’s office: 3219 Fall Hill Avenue, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

HARRISONBURG WATCH PARTY

Hosted by Shenandoah Valley Network and Shenandoah Valley Battlefields
Exact location to be determined

RESTON WATCH PARTY

National Wildlife Federation’s office: 11100 Wildlife Center Drive, Reston, VA 20190

ROANOKE WATCH PARTY

Hosted by Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project (SERCAP)
SERCAP’s office: 347 Campbell Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24016

VIRGINIA BEACH WATCH PARTY

Hosted by Lynnhaven River NOW and Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Exact location to be determined

WARRENTON WATCH PARTY

Hosted by Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC)
PEC’s headquarters: 45 Horner Street, Warrenton, VA 20186